NASCAR Takes Garage 56 Program to Goodwood Festival of Speed
Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty, courtesy of NASCAR
A month after NASCAR's Garage 56 car successfully completed the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the innovative program will return to participate in the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb in West Sussex, England.
Garage 56 drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Jenson Button will pilot the Garage 56 program backup car--identical to the No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that completed 285 laps on the 8.4-mile Circuit de la Sarthe in June--up the 1.16-mile hill seven times over four days. The entry will be part of a celebration of NASCAR's 75-year history, including several cars from throughout NASCAR history.
"Taking the Garage 56 car to the Goodwood Festival of Speed gives us another chance to bring the world of stock cars to fans of a wide variety of motorsports," said John Doonan, IMSA President and Garage 56 Program Manager.
The Garage 56 Hillclimb schedule is as follows:
- Thursday, July 13, 2:30 p.m. BST/9:30 a.m. ET/Mike Rockenfeller
- Friday, July 14, 9:10 a.m. BST/4:10 a.m. ET/Jensen Button
- Friday, July 14, 3:10 p.m. BST/10:10 a.m. ET/Mike Rockenfeller
- Saturday, July 15, 8:30 a.m. BST/3:30 a.m. ET/Mike Rockenfeller
- Saturday, July 15, 2:55 p.m. BST/9:55 a.m. ET/Jensen Button
- Sunday, July 16, 9:15 a.m. BST/4:15 a.m. ET/Mike Rockenfeller
- Sunday, July 16, 3:50 p.m. BST/10:50 a.m. ET/Jensen Button
The Garage 56 project is a partnership between NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet and Goodyear.